Writing Update #4: Halfway There!

Word count: 45,008

I’m officially halfway through writing my book. Woohoo!

My intended word count goal is 90k, but it’s looking like I might run over given the fact that I haven’t even reached the midpoint scene yet. Oops. My new deadline (I keep moving them further and further back) will now be December 1st. I’m hoping that’s realistic enough.

It has been a roller coaster of a process so far. There have been weeks where I wrote only one or two days, and then other weeks where I could afford to write a lot. It’s not very often I get to do that, though. I just try to find time to write whenever I can.

For example, there’s these 3 days in the week where I have about 35 minutes in between two classes. There’s not really much you can do in that amount of time, so I use it for a word sprint and see how much I can write. My record is 540 words. Even though it doesn’t seem like much, I’ve learned that even a little bit of writing here and there can really make a difference.

It helps that it’s a structured writing time because when I leave it to myself to write “whenever” it usually gets pushed aside.

I’m learning a lot about scheduling and organizing time through doing this project. (And, of course, writing!) Hopefully I’ll improve my productivity skills for the future.

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6 thoughts on “Writing Update #4: Halfway There!

  1. Victoria says:

    Congradulations on getting half way! It feels good huh? Just wait, the next bit is the editing process! I’m about half way through draft 3 of my novel, it’s so funny though because you still stay so excited when you hit these landmark points in the story 🙂

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    • Victorien says:

      Thanks so much! It does feel nice, but I know I have a long way to go still XD. Wow, it’s amazing that you’ve gotten that far with your novel! I hope to get there some day soon.

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  2. awriterandhernotebook says:

    Congrats on hitting your halfway point! Are you going to be participating in NaNoWriMo in November? I find that even if I know I’m not going to “win” I push myself to write more and get to talk to lots of other writers who are pushing themselves to write at the same time.

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    • Victorien says:

      Thank you so much! I wasn’t sure if I was going to do Nanowrimo this year but since I have a lot left to write I probably will. I completely agree, writing along with so many other writers is a great way to motivate yourself. It’s fun to see everybody gearing up for NaNo already!

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